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Friday, Dec. 21: Holiday Lights

December 20, 2012

Friday, Dec. 21: Holiday Lights: Whether your prefer to take in the holiday lights on foot or from behind the wheel, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority has you covered. At the Bull Run Festival of Lights drive through an enchanted world of giant toy soldiers, snowmen, Santa and his reindeer and so much more. Over 130,000 people visit the festival every year. End your trip with a visit to the Holiday Village, featuring games, rides, food and gift vendors. 5:30 to 10 p.m. (Also Saturday and Sunday. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Through Jan. 6.) Bull Run Regional Park. $20/car, $30/van (15-34 people). Discounted weekday rates. For more information call 703-359-4633.

Prefer your holiday lights al fresco? Head over to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens for its Winter Walk of Lights. Imagine the beauty of Meadowlark’s renowned gardens transformed into a winter wonderland, including a flowing stream of softly glowing lights. On the .6-mile walking path marvel at the two-story animated fountain, stroll past the Gingerbread Village and explore the beauty of nature like you’ve never seen it. 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. (through Jan. 6). Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. $13/adults, $8/children ages 8 to 12. Discounted weekday rates. Tickets available online. For more information call 703-255-3631.

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